MAY (onwards) – 2016
St Davids Community Orchard Project. The Orchard Project aims to provide perpetual living food banks where all local people, regardless of income, can benefit from crops of organically grown fresh fruit. If you would like to get involved in this project, especially if you have any patches of publicly accessible land which can be used, please contact Melanie Maloney on 01436 721848 or e-mail – email@example.com
Most Tuesdays at 1pm – St Davids Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre and Landscape Gallery. Walk in the Park. Open to walkers of all abilities, each session has a short route of under 1 hour and a longer one for those who want to walk a little further. If you would like to take part, contact the walk leader Paul Casson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07866 771107
Most Thursdays – 11am. Wild Food Foraging. Discover your inner forager and join Julia on a foraging walk around St Davids Cathedral and local byways, collecting edible wild plants to use in cooking, drinks, natural cosmetics, remedies, dyes etc. £10 per person (children 7+ only) – booking essential 01437 720392
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Saturday 24th – Sunday 26th March 2017. St Davids Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre and Landscape Gallery. Reading the Rocks: The remarkable Maps of William Smith. At Oriel y Parc this autumn, discover the story of William Smith, the man who developed what is regarded as the first true geological map of any country. Smith transformed understanding of rock strata, and discovered that fossils could be used to identify rock sequences. His work had great practical application for locating coal and other raw materials, at a time when the industrial revolution was in full swing.
200 years after his monumental A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland, Smith’s beautifully hand-coloured maps are icons in the world of geology. Two different editions are fully displayed in this exhibition along with unique documents and smaller maps, all depicting the story of Smith’s life and work.
To coincide with Reading the Rocks, Oriel y Parc will also be exhibiting The Colour of the Earth: Art and the Material Landscape. In 2015, as part of a residency at the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, artist Rodney Harris recreated William Smith’s map of 1815 using geological pigments made from corresponding ground-up rock samples from each area of the UK.
Harris’s map will be on display at Oriel y Parc, alongside work by four artists for whom the material or geological nature of the Pembrokeshire Coast has been a starting point for their practice – Adam Buick, Brendan Stuart Burns, Mike Perry and Graham Sutherland.
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Wednesday 1st to Friday 31st March – St Davids Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre and Landscape Gallery. Discovery Room Windows. Caro Flynn, Ceramics and pottery. Caro is a potter who, as an artist, likes to paint and draw on hand thrown pots using colours and themes that echo the sea, local wildlife and wonderful west coast light. She works in high-fired earthenware using coloured slips with hints of pure metals such as gold and platinum.
Friday 3rd to Friday 31st March – St Davids Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre and Landscape Gallery. Tower and Café Exhibition. Andrew Duke – Photography. Andrew Duke’s exhibition has been produced in a response to the Reading the Rocks: The Remarkable Maps of William Smith exhibition in the main gallery. The work consists of eight large photographs of geological formations of various ages across Pembrokeshire. The images have been tinted using traditional and digital methods to match the coloured maps, helping to differentiate different rock types and encourage a new perspective on the ground beneath our feet.
Saturday 11th to Saturday 8th April – St Davids Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre and Landscape Gallery. Artist in Residence
Lizzie Stonhold – Coastlines. The exhibition demonstrates the importance of valuing both landscape and community. From the unique to the familiar, the dramatic to the mundane, the Coast Lines exhibition illustrates a community’s connection with their surroundings from a personal perspective.
Monday 20th – Start of St Davids Day Celebrations. All day – launch of the Window Decoration Competition – homes and businesses.
Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd – 10am – 12 noon & 2pm – 4pm St Davids Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre and Landscape Gallery. Family drawing Workshops with Lizzie Stonhold. Sketch Crawl. £3 per child, £5 per adult – Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday 21st – 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm. St Davids Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre and Landscape Gallery. With the annual Dragon Parade being held on 4 March, make a dragon-themed work of art or crafty masterpiece ready for this cultural celebration.
£3 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Friday 24th – All day – judging of the Window Decoration competition.
– 11am to 4pm – Treasure Hunt – Finding the Little Tings – St Davids cathedral and Tyr Pererin.
Saturday 25th – 8.30am Coastal path marathon, registration at St Davids Rugby Club 7am.
Visit – www.man-upuk.com/ras-dewi-sant-registration to register. – 9.am – Coast path Half marathon, registration at St Davids Rugby Club 7am.
Visit – www.man-upuk.com/ras-dewi-sant-registration to register.
– 10am to 4pm – St Davids Memorial Hall – St Davids and Dewisland Historical Society exhibition – Worship in St Davids.
– 11.30 to 1.30pm – St Davids City Hall – Cawl Competition.
– 7.30pm – St Davids City Hall – Twmpath Dawns with Dawnswyr Glan Cleddau. Bring a bottle. All welcome.
Sunday 26th – 10am to 4pm. St Davids Memorial Hall – St Davids and Dewisland Historical Society exhibition – Worship in St Davids.
– 10.30am – St Davids Rugby Club – St Davids Mini Rugby Club Challenge Cup RFC.
– 11.15am – St Davids Cathedral – Choral Eucharist.
– 12noon to 2pm. Pembrokeshire Classic and Vintage Bike Run. The local motorbike club will be at Oriel y Parc courtyard giving you an opportunity to view these fantastic bikes. Entry FREE.
– 12.30am – Oriel y Parc – Vintage Motor Bike Ride.
– 2.30pm – Sion Chapel, New Street – Cymanfa Ganu (Community Hymn singing) followed by Tea in the City Hall.
– 6pm – St Davids Cathedral – Stations of St David
Monday 27th – 10am to 4pm. St Davids Memorial Hall – St Davids and Dewisland Historical Society exhibition – Worship in St Davids
– 7pm – Choral Eucharist in the Cathedral – Imposition of Ashes.
Tuesday 28th – 11am – St Davids City Hall – Eisteddfod Gadeiriol – theme Coastline.
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Wednesday 1st – 8.15am – Cross Square – Message to the Senedd.
– 9.30am – St Davids Bell Tower – Ring by local band prior to the schools service.
– 9am to 4pm – Cross Square – open air Market.
– 10am – St Davids Cathedral – School Children’s Service.
– 10am to 4pm – St Davids Memorial Hall – St Davids and Dewisland Historical Society exhibition.
– 10am to 4pm – St Davids City Hall – Croeso Cymraig a Lluniaeth Ysgafn.
– 11.15am – St Non’s Chapel to Oriel y Parc. A Pilgrim’s Walk.
– 11.45am to 11.55am – St Davids Bell Tower. Ringing by local band prior to the Bishop’s Blessing.
– 12noon – Oriel y Parc. Illumination of the St Davids Day Stone followed by a procession to the Cross Square.
– 12.10pm – Cross Square – Blessing by the Bishop and Ysgol Dewi Sant brass band to play the National Anthem.
– 12.30pm – St Davids Cathedral – Prayers at the Shrine of St David.
– 1pm to 4pm – St Davids Bell Tower. Full Peal by visiting band.
– 2pm – St Davids City Hall. Announcement of the Window Decoration competition.
– 2 – 4pm. St Davids Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre and Landscape Gallery. The Memory Cafe. Come along and join in the fun at the Memory Café. The ‘café’ offers carers and their loved ones living with dementia and related memory challenges a place to get together for some relaxation and a chance to meet people with similar interests, and enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit. Membership and refreshments are free.
– 6pm – St Davids Cathedral – Choral Eucharist for the Feast of St David.
Thursday 2nd – 10am to 4pm – St Davids Memorial Hall – St Davids and Dewisland Historical Society exhibition – Worship in St Davids.
Saturday 4th – 9am to 4pm – Cross Square – open air Market.
– 11am – Dragon Parade from Oriel y Parc
– 7pm (TBC) St Davids City Hall. Mayor’s Charity Ball.